Yuri Sagaydak

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Yuri Petrovich Sagaydak [JuriSagaidak] is a Russian lawyer. He is also a journalist at Komsomolskaya Pravda and TASS. Sagaydak produced the Russian movie Countdown (Russian title: "Lichniynomer") in 2004. He also served as the Deputy Director of Renaissance Capital until 2006 and founded SP-Consulting.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Yuri Sagaidak was born in 1950 in Alma-Ata (today Almaty), completed his secondary-school education in 1968, and graduated in 1972 from the FSB Academy (known until 1982 as The Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB). He was acting as a journalist for the TASS News Agency and the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Indonesia and then in the United Kingdom. In 1989, he was deported from the United Kingdom. According to a local publication, Sagaydak was issued a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania.

Yuri Sagaidak founded a limited company Consulit in Lithuania in 2011, which had a staff of five people.[1] J. Sagaydak remained the Director and sole shareholder of “Consulit” until February 2015. He later worked in Austria. In 2004, Sagaidak produced a move LichniyNomer (Личныйномер)with an English title “Countdown”. The story takes the viewer deep into the bowels of Russian internal affairs and politics, and was well-received in cinemas. The story revolved around a group of individuals who had to work together to foil the attempts of a terrorist organization that was preparing to carry out an attack on Rome.

Yuri Sagaydak was deputy general director of Renaissance Capital Investment Management Ltd. until 2006.[2]

In February 2018, Valentine Low, a British journalist at The Times, described the circumstances around Sagaydak's expulsion from London in 1989 in the article "My friend Yuri... the Communist spy[15]".

Sagaydak is married with five children. His wife, Vera Aleksandrovna Sagaydak is CEO of the Vienna based Astreya Consulting,[3] she lives permanently in Austria.

Career[change | change source]

  • 1972 – graduated from The Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB
  • September 14, 1988 – publication of an interview with Paul McCartney
  • Until 1989 – worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MID RF)
  • 1999-2006 – Deputy Director of Renaissance Capital, responsible for security
  • Yuri Petrovich Sagaydak – Producer of the film Countdown[19]
  • 2006 – Founder of LLP SP-Consulting, a company providing legal services

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Re: SP-Consulting". www.sp-consulting.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  2. "A fresh look at Erik Prince's House Intelligence Committee testimony".
  3. "Astreya Consulting GmbH, 18. Bezirk / Währing, Wien". FirmenABC.at.